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Kentucky is the unanimous No. 1 in The Associated Press Top 25 for the fourth straight week.

The Wildcats (27-0) received all 65 first-place votes from a 65-member media panel Monday after routing Tennessee and Auburn last week.

Virginia remained No. 2, followed by Gonzaga, Duke, Wisconsin, Villanova and Arizona. It's the first time the top seven have remained the same for six straight weeks since 1992-93.

Michigan State, on the heels of Sunday night's 60-53 victory over Illinois to extend its winning streak to four, gained more traction in a bid to re-enter the Top 25. The Spartans (19-8, 10-4 Big Ten) garnered 56 points, good for No. 27.

Michigan State did return to the Top 25 coaches poll, checking in at No. 25. Kentucky is the unanimous No. 1 in that poll as well.

Northern Iowa moved into the top 10 in the AP for the first time in school history, sliding in behind No. 8 Kansas and No. 9 Notre Dame.

San Diego State returned to the poll at No. 24, and No. 25 Providence was ranked for the first time since the final poll of 2003-04.

Ohio State and Oklahoma State dropped out.

Associated Press Top 25

Record

Pts

Prv

1. Kentucky (65)

27-0

1,625

1

2. Virginia

25-1

1,526

2

3. Gonzaga

28-1

1,471

3

4. Duke

24-3

1,448

4

5. Wisconsin

25-2

1,390

5

6. Villanova

25-2

1,306

6

7. Arizona

24-3

1,228

7

8. Kansas

22-5

1,111

8

9. Notre Dame

24-4

1,109

10

10. Northern Iowa

26-2

1,032

11

11. Wichita State

25-3

930

13

12. Iowa St.

20-6

887

14

13. Utah

21-5

876

9

14. Maryland

22-5

695

16

15. North Carolina

19-8

655

15

16. Oklahoma

19-8

622

17

17. Louisville

21-6

613

12

18. Arkansas

22-5

564

18

19. Baylor

20-7

473

20

20. West Virginia

21-6

453

23

21. SMU

22-5

357

21

22. VCU

21-6

182

25

23. Butler

19-8

165

19

24. San Diego State

22-6

117

25. Providence

19-8

72

Others receiving votes: Georgetown 58, Michigan State 56, Murray State 42, Oklahoma State 25, Ohio State 12, Valparaiso 10, Texas A&M 8, Rhode Island 3, Stephen F. Austin 2, Oregon 1, Texas 1.

Coaches poll

Record

Pts

Prv

1. Kentucky (32)

27-0

800

1

2. Gonzaga

28-1

746

2

3. Virginia

25-1

725

3

4. Wisconsin

25-2

709

4

5. Duke

24-3

690

5

6. Villanova

25-2

648

6

7. Arizona

24-3

603

7

8. Notre Dame

24-4

552

10

9. Kansas

22-5

530

8

10. Northern Iowa

26-2

506

11

11. Wichita State

25-3

460

13

12. Utah

21-5

442

9

13. Iowa State

20-6

425

14

14. Maryland

22-5

347

15

15. Louisville

21-6

324

12

16. Arkansas

22-5

297

17

17. Oklahoma

19-8

288

17

18. North Carolina

19-8

272

16

19. West Virginia

21-6

214

22

20. Baylor

20-7

202

20

21. SMU

22-5

178

21

22. San Diego State

22-6

99

25

23. Butler

19-8

73

19

24. VCU

21-6

70

25. Michigan State

19-8

48

Others receiving votes: Georgetown 31, Providence 28, Murray State 23, Valparaiso 16, Ohio State 10, Oklahoma State 10, Stephen F. Austin 9, Texas A&M 6, Davidson 4, Oregon 4, Purdue 4, Mississippi 3, Boise State 2, Colorado State 2.

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